PRB ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP, INC.
SOLUTIONS FOR SOIL & GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION
Projects: CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED

PLUTONUM: Currently testing at three sites.

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS:

HALOGENS:

HEAVY METALS:

INDUSTRIAL SOLVENTS:

AGRICULTURAL: Testing at Clemson.

VIRAL/BACTERIAL PATHOGENS:

RADIONUCLIDES: Currently being tested at three US sites.

 

Groundwater is a vast resource that underlies the Earth’s surface. Forty-six percent of the U.S. population uses groundwater for their drinking water source, including virtually all rural residents.

In addition, groundwater, provides much of the water used for irrigation and for industry. About a quarter of all U.S. rainfall becomes groundwater. Groundwater provides much of the flow of many streams; many lakes and streams are “windows” to the water table. In large part, the flow in a stream represents water that has flowed from the ground into the stream channel. It is estimated by the U.S. Geological Survey that about 30 percent of U.S. stream flow is from groundwater, although it is higher in some locations, and less in others.

About 90 percent of our fresh water supplies lie underground, but less than 24 percent of the water Americans use comes from underground sources.

Groundwater occurrence, including its vulnerability to contamination and its value and use as a resource, varies from place to place. In most cases, groundwater needs little or no treatment prior to use. However, in many instances natural groundwater quality is unsuitable without treatment.

The vulnerability of groundwater to contamination depends on the hydrogeologic conditions, including the extent and location of the recharge area, the depth of groundwater, the soil and rock composition overlying the aquifer, the recharge rate, and the specific properties of the chemical contaminants.

Groundwater contamination has been documented in every state of the United States. It is recognized that a wide variety of human activities may adversely impact the resource.

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Email: ted@prbeg.com
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